Radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) and near-field communications (NFC) are just two of the technologies that are on display in Avery Dennison’s Store of the Future, part of “A Connected World,” one of four world of discovery areas on exhibit. “We are creating an interactive environment in which Labelexpo visitors will be able to experience the speed and efficiency of inventory accuracy with RFID and feel the ease of autonomous checkout – all while getting a first-hand, interactive view into the shopping environment of the future,” says Francisco Melo, vice president and general manager, RFID.
There are also opportunities to see how NFC technology enables consumer engagement with features like augmented reality or connectivity with other online platforms.
Featured product lines in the Connected World include:
- RFID for metals and liquids – With Avery Dennison On-Metal tags, metals and packages containing liquids are no longer a barrier to RFID adoption and the compelling ROI it offers in segments like beauty and food.
- WaveSafe RFID tag – The microwave-safe RFID tag, WaveSafe tags are specially designed for item-level tagging of chilled and frozen packaged foods. WaveSafe tags eliminate the fire risk from microwaving RFID-labeled food packages, while still delivering highly accurate read rates and item tracking. And they are TÜV-certified, so compliance is assured.
- ConnectIC FlexICs by PragmatIC – Avery Dennison is partnering with PragmatIC, a provider of ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, to develop inlays for multiple market applications. Bringing together expertise from the two companies to deliver practical high-volume packaging solutions, this electronics platform delivers high frequency flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) thinner than a human hair that can easily be embedded into multiple substrates.